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convention speeches and maybe not the best convention speech of the week, a distinction michelle obama or president clinton could make. because of realities, the president decided that had to trump soaring rhetoric. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a pun
of media outlets can help candidates connect with voters. >> tonight jay welcomes first lady michelle obama. >> live with caylee and michael -- k elly and michael. >> the reason they are going on these shows is because that is where some of the of your ship is they would not otherwise be able to attract. >> remember bill clinton on the arsenio hall show 20 years ago? >> female voters are a key demographic for both candidates. >> the strategy could come at a price. ask then't get to presidential candidates as many face questions and a fthey less of a need to answer them. >> bottom line, do not force voters to change the channel to find the candidates. >> we will see come november. >> neither candidate has cut off the more traditional hard news program. mitt romney and president obama appeared on "60 minutes" over the weekend. the president talked about his vision for the country and the attack in libya and what he calls his hardest day, an attack in afghanistan that left more than two dozen u.s. troops killed. if the president did not win a second term, he said he would like to get back to w
. this year that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place just a few steps away. >> all right. peter alexander, thank you. >>> for more on this week's events on the campaign trail, we eco-eel look ahead to next week's first debate. tom brokaw is here, david gregory, mott railer of "meet the dress" and chuck todd, the nbc chief white house correspondent. too many titles, we're out of time. the president's closing argument. a two-minute ad he put out in a sign of the campaign, a sign of confidence, chuck, we'll start with you? >> we looked and did some of our own polling, did it the last couple of weeks and among people who say they will vote before election day, the president wins 2-1. that's why they are doing it. all about early voting. half of the battleground states, 50% or more of the voters will vote early, florida, colorado, nevada, north
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